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Home Remedies for Blocked Arteries

Coronary artery disease forms by the reduction of blood supply to the heart muscle due to build-up of plaque like cholesterol and fatty deposits on the inner walls of the arteries.These plaque can block blood flow to the heart muscle by causing abnormal artery tone and function. Without an adequate blood supply, the heart cannot work properly. This can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, or other coronary artery disease signs and symptoms. A complete blockage of blood supply can cause a heart attack.

It is the most common of the cardiovascular diseases, affecting approximately 16.5 million people worldwide over the age of 20. It’s also one of the leading cause of sudden death for both men and women. It’s estimated that every 40 seconds, someone has a heart attack.

Common Signs and Symptoms

When your blood flow to the heart damaged or broken, you may experience a variety of symptoms. Such as:

  •   Angina (chest discomfort)
  •   Heaviness
  •   Tightness
  •   weakness
  •   Dizziness
  •   Pain in the arms or shoulders
  •   Sweating
  •   Shortness of breath
  •   Nausea
  •   Cramping

Home Remedies for Blocked Arteries

Asparagus:

Asparagus is one of the best foods to cleanse your arteries. Full of fiber and minerals, it helps lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots that can lead to serious cardiovascular illness. It works within the veins and arteries to alleviate inflammation that may have accumulated over time. It boosts the body’s production of glutathione, an antioxidant that fights inflammation and prevents damaging oxidation that causes clogged or blocked arteries. It also contains alpha-linoleic acid and folic acid, which prevent hardening of the arteries.

There are many great recipes for asparagus. Steam it, roast it, grill it and even eat it raw in salads.

Garlic:

Since ancient times, garlic has been widely used to treat heart ailments and hypertension. According to a study published in Preventive Medicine, garlic can inhibit coronary artery calcification while another study suggests that powdered garlic can reduce formation of nanoplaque by upto 40 percent and its size by upto 20 percent.


Ginger:

Another effective remedy for cleaning the arteries is ginger. It is known to have anti-atherosclerotic actions which helps in reducing the amount of plaque in the arteries or preventing accumulation of arterial plaque. It has a tonic effect on the heart.



Avocado:

Avocado helps reduce the “bad” cholesterol and increase the “good cholesterol” that helps to clear the arteries. It also contains vitamin E, which prevents cholesterol oxidation, as well as potassium, which is known to lower blood pressure. Avocados are a delicious replacement for mayo on a sandwich, or as a salad topping, and of course, in guacamole.


Useful Tips

  •   Eat a heart-healthy diet.
  •   Make exercise a part of your regular routine. Aim for 30 minutes of exercise at least 5 days a week.
  •   Don’t smoke. If you do smoke, talk to your doctor about smoking cessation programs to help you quit.
  •   Limit your alcohol consumption to no more than one drink a day.